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Bonding Al rode
When I glued Al tubes into carbon fibre walking poles I used a two part resin glue (Araldite). This is still working after 400 mls.

In Make Your Own Gear » Bonding ALU rods to tubes - What adhesive?
April 24, 3:15am

I've not seen a Skyscape in action, but have used the Hexamid and its bug inner, the Hexnet. This is a very flexible combination, you can leave the net at home, giving you a 6oz shelter, or pit...

In GEAR » Hexamid Solo, Hexamid Solo Plus or SMD Skyscape-X
April 24, 2:29am

Thanks for the heads-up.

In GEAR » Evernew water bladders available again
April 18, 10:44am

"The real downside, rarely talked about, is just how brutally unpleasant it is." +1 to that. Also on the Guardian.co.uk news site is the story of the BBC presenter Andrew Marr, who...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » The Truth About Exercise M. Mosley
April 18, 10:12am

@Eric - is that the Open Country 3-cup pot? I have the Anti-gravity 3-cup in plain Al ie 710 mls, no handle, with the original Al cone, and it's a great pot. I am thinking of getting a Ti ...

In GEAR » Favorite Hard Anodized Al Pots, solo, 2p and 3-4p group?
April 18, 9:55am

Re: JMT: VVR to Whitney Portal. Average # of Days?
Apologies for my last post, should have read 7.5 days not 6.5. I'll go back and change it. All times below are walk times, so add your own stops : Day 1. VVR - Marie Lake...............

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT: VVR to Whitney Portal. Average # of Days?
April 18, 8:27am

Re: JMT: VVR to Whitney Portal. Average # of Days?
I did VVR to Whitney Portal in 7.5 days without pushing too hard, although there was one long day from Bubbs Creek to Whitney summit. You will know how well you are going when you get to VVR,...

In Pre-Trip Planning » JMT: VVR to Whitney Portal. Average # of Days?
April 14, 4:12pm

Re : insulation squashing
@Travis : interesting figures in the current article on Wind Insulation, including : "when your insulation is 50% the thickness, your actual insulation value could be only 40%." And : ...

In GEAR » Quilt Stacking
February 27, 3:17pm

Quilt Stacking
I've never tried quilt stacking, so can someone explain to me why the synthetic doesn't squash the down, so loosing loft and warmth?

In GEAR » Quilt Stacking
February 20, 12:36pm

Re: Winter Firebuilding Techniques (Video)
Some nice tips and refresher.

In Editor's Roundtable » Winter Firebuilding Techniques (Video)
February 20, 12:20pm

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